[Linux-kernel-mentees] checkpatch.pl investigation: NO_AUTHOR_SIGN_OFF issues
lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 15:09:52 UTC 2020
On Mon, 28 Sep 2020, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> > How about just starting a new thread instead?
> > I will answer on the new thread.
> > Lukas
> Sure, I will.
> Also did my last mail go through to you?
Yes, that went through. I just did not have some immediate thought on any
further response. I think it is a good idea but I had no strong feeling on
louding rejecting or loudly raising acknowledgement to the idea.
Just go for it.
> > So I did run my script to evaluate the type of errors that were generated.
> > My results are from commits between v5.7 and v5.8
> > 1) Same address, different name
> > There were 32 such instances. In general, there was no regularity in the
> > specific error.
> > There were some cases with letter case mismatch. Like there was one
> > committer who used the names "Arend Van Spriel", and "Arend van Spriel".
> > I believe this error should not be generated and matching be made case
> > neutral.
> > Apart from this, the rest of the cases in this category were some with missing
> > first or last names, using names in other languages or having commas in
> > one name, using initials etc. These should be warned about.
> > 2) Same name, different address
> > There were 204 such instances. Most of them were of the form in which they
> > used a completely different email address.
> > Only one case was found with an email extension.
> > <hpeter at gmail.com>
> > <hpeter+linux_kernel at gmail.com>
> > in commit 423d9118c624
> > So in general I think most email mismatches should be specified by a WARN
> > and for email extension there should be a --strict CHECK.
> > What do you think of this?
> > Thanks,
> > Dwaipayan.
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